Thursday so quiet, as most shows land under 500,000.

Ratings: Repeats, British history, medical factuals... just one entertainment show rose above 500,000 last night.

Is this a taste of summer?

Just one entertainment show was above half a million viewers last night: a penultimate Gogglebox episode at 680,000 viewers.

7:30 won the earlier slot at 555,000 then The Bachelorette (499,000), Paramedics (430,000), and Scottish Vets Down Under (351,000).

Trailing Gogglebox were The Front Bar (479,000) and Kings Cross ER (339,000).

Seven network won Thursday with 30.4% then Nine 25.7%, 10 20.8%, ABC 15.7% and SBS 7.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 933,000 / 923,000 for Seven. An extended Home & Away (484,000) and The Chase (482,000 / 289,000) followed.

Nine News (847,000 / 836,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (680,000) and Hot Seat (435,000 /  280,000) and A+E After Dark (231,000).

The Project drew 436,000 / 262,000 for 10. 10 News First was 301,000 / 176,000 then a Drunk History replay (186,000).

ABC News (662,000) won its slot for ABC. Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure repeat was 237,000 then Secrets of the Museum (193,000) and The Drum (173,000).

On SBS it was Queen Victoria’s Slum (155,000), SBS World News (149,000), Secrets of the Tower of London (131,000), Mastermind (69,000) and Fargo just 57,000.

Bluey led multichannels at 178,000.

The Morning Show: 116,000 / 70,000
Today Extra: 106,000 / 67,000
Studio 10: 53,000 / 47,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 22 October 2020

8 Responses

  1. I’m sorry , but exactly how does SBS fulfil its charter by continuously screening British documentaries all through the week ? Last night Queen Victoria’s Slum and Secrets of the Tower of London ?
    I’d love to see the fat cats of SBS before a senate’s committee justifying their spending of the taxpayer’s dollar…the sooner SBS and the ABC are amalgamated the better, preferably all in the one location and sharing resources in these lean times …

    1. Perhaps SBS should look back to 1980 when they ran the following promo (now on YT) re multi-cultural programming:


      Actually, I still like it as much now as I did back in the 80s.

      Given that SBS’ FTA programming has significantly shifted from international at its inception to English language based programming these days, I’m inclined to agree with thedirtydigger that the time for SBS’ amalgamation with the ABC has arrived.

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